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It’s clear that thigh-high boots are still having a moment, with celebrities, stylists, and the fashion set still giving over-the-knee footwear their perfectly pedicured seal of approval. Kylie Jenner pairs hers with a corset and T-short combination, while her sister Kendall got the memo with best friend Gigi Hadid on a recent girls night out.  And just this week UK girl group Little Mix took the daring trend to new levels with a matching boot party during their recent X Factor performance. Perhaps it’s that peak of flesh that lends the shoe its versatility, from demure and chic to the bold and sexy. Call us obsessed.

Hence we’re making a case for a multi-step upper thigh facial, to smooth tighten and brighten what’s on show. Think of it as your other kind of pre-gaming ritual before you take your pins on a night on the town, and bust out this season’s most unexpectedly, versatile trend.

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Buff and Polish
For peachy soft, lush skin look to products that contain ingredients like caffeine and retinol. The former works to boost blood circulation and gives the skin an immediate tightening effect, while retinol works to improve skin elasticity, with research indicating that long term usage can even repair cell structures. For an added boost enlist the help of dry body brushing pre-shower for added toxin elimination and lymphatic drainage. Plus, it’s guaranteed to re-invigorate your skin and leave feeling tingly all over.
Aromatherapy Associates, Body Brush, $42. SHOP NOW
Frank Body, Original Body Scrub, $16.95. SHOP NOW
Edible Beauty, Coffee Contouring Crème, $55. SHOP NOW

Hair Removal three ways

When it comes to a hair-free summer, the market is brimming with options to suit all budgets, lifestyles and pain-thresholds. For those that aren’t afraid of some mild self-inflicted pain, epilating offers a salon-result for up to 3 or 4 weeks. Meanwhile an at-home laser hair removal system offers a more permanent solution that you’ll profit from all year long.  Otherwise, opt for a quick fix option and go with a classic razor that flexes to your contours so you can get to every hair. 
Philips, Lumea Prestige IPL System, $899.95. SHOP NOW
Philips, Satinelle Wet & Dry Epilator, $299.95. SHOP NOW
Gillette Venus, Swirl Razor, $19.99. SHOP NOW

Bronze and Illuminate
Nothing screams summer more than cheeky flashes of bronzed skin so make your pins the best in show with light layer of fake tan. For an extra limb mileage, thoroughly blend in a line of highlighter or illuminator down the centre of the thigh for an optical illusion that’ll give you legs for days. 
M.A.C Cosmetics, Strobe Cream, $55. SHOP NOW
St Tropez, Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil, $49.99. SHOP NOW
Charlotte Tilbury, Supermodel Body, $88. SHOP NOW